#metoo, sexual harassment and misconduct

13 July, 2020

#MeToo continues: why sexual harassment is a growing litigation risk

We all know that the federal securities laws prohibit insider trading, "pumping and dumping", Ponzi schemes and market manipulation. But public shareholders and their lawyers have been working hard to...
Socrates wearing a business suit

3 July, 2020

What’s a company for? An answer from Ancient Greece

The now venerable management scholar Charles Handy asked “What’s a Business For?” in an article published in Harvard Business Review in 2002. Charles Handy has often been ahead of the t...
IoD corporate governance centre, London

29 June, 2020

Institute of Directors launches new corporate governance centre

The UK will this week become home to a new centre studying corporate governance, aimed in part at resolving issues thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic. Established by the Institute of Directors, tho...
Employees talking outside offices

24 June, 2020

Importance of culture ‘ignored by most corporate governance codes’

While companies grapple with the impact Covid-19 on business, research reveals that the importance of company culture has mostly been ignored by corporate governance codes around the world. Academi...
Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his trial

23 June, 2020

Investors use securities law to sue over sexual misconduct

The #MeToo movement, trigged by revelations in 2017 about film director Harvey Weinstein, has quietly opened a second front in the campaign to end sexual harassment in the workplace. While much att...
people wearing face masks against Covid-19

1 June, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic ‘has accelerated shift to stakeholderism’

There have been many claims that stakeholder capitalism is the future for business, particularly since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. But one group says it now has evidence that stakeholder ...
global vs local stamps, the rise of protectionism

26 May, 2020

Growth in protectionism ‘threatens corporate governance’

Usually when the conversation turns to protectionism it’s about its ability to stymie global trade and, as a result, damage economies. But according to academics it has another effect: it undermines...
Currency symbols on the sand of tax havens

12 May, 2020

MPs call for ban on state aid for firms using tax havens

The return to work may be dominating discussion in the UK at the moment but some politicians are attempting to use corporate governance as criteria for managing aid to large companies. The MPs, mos...
social gap caused by inequality

27 April, 2020

Social factors ‘now key to good corporate governance’ says ICGN

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed social failings and inequalities that has prompted the elevation of “social factors” to a new level of importance in corporate governance, according to a group r...
City of London, financial, banking

26 March, 2020

FRC warns firms to be candid about prospects of corporate failure

The UK’s financial reporting regulator expects more companies to report “material uncertainties” about their future prospects in the coming reporting season and warned companies to be clear abou...